Category Archives: News and politics

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Permies- Seed swap & meet and greet at the Winter farmers market Sat 12/12/15 from 10 am to ???

Like Permaculture? Not sure if you do or not and just curious? Want to learn more about sustainability? Live in or around Indianapolis? Have some seeds you want to swap? Do you need to ask a really in depth question … Continue reading

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The Root of Urban Permaculture

As I begin todays article, many of you are going to start exclaiming about how this isn’t about Permaculture. The reason for this is that I am not writing about herb spirals, swales, water storage, urban gardens (well I will … Continue reading

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A Permaculture Talk with Steve Jones

Steve Jones is UK Permie whose bailiwick has been intentional community. This talk is of a much broader spectrum though and should be enjoyed by many.   Sector 39 Tweet it

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The trompe moves water, compresses air and apparantly removes iron from water, all without electricity.

The first video is specifically about how a Trompe is being used to remove iron from water and to clean the river without external power.  The second is a more thorough explanation about this practically forgotten 16th century technology. We can … Continue reading

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Savanna Institute is making the regenerative agriculture of the next century happen now.

Savanna Institute – Case Study Program from Tory Dahlhoff on Vimeo. Here is another great organization that is moving agriculture back in the right direction. We can produce enough food without destroying the environment, we just have to make some … Continue reading

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The Power of Community, How Cuba survived their oil crisis.

(Charm City Farms) When the Soviet Union collapsed, there was a great reorganization in the flow of resources amongst the Communist countries of the world. The odd man out in the flow of almost all of these resources was Cuba. … Continue reading

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The case of the illegal chickens- Tawas, Michigan; Sept 2014

So I am cruising around the internet, looking about to see what is going on in the world, and I come across this link to “CopBlock”, which is an article (link) about a couple that was arrested for keeping chickens in … Continue reading

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The movie “Thrive”, a review and link to watch.

(THRIVE Movement) For starters, I have to give a full disclaimer. About half of this movie is basically a summary of every major conspiracy theory on the internet today. Some of which I think are solidly based in fact and … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #27- Interview with Alan Enzo and Ben Bishop of Nashville Permaculture

So I recently got to spend a couple hours talking to the instructor of my Permaculture Design Course and one of his partners down at Nashville Permaculture. In this time we talk a lot about Permaculture design in general, what … Continue reading

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Reason for Permaculture (besides food)- Fossil Fuel Shortage, aka peak oil

I have been thinking about writing (or doing a podcast) along these lines for a while. The original plot was to do a podcast that talked about a whole bunch of different reasons that we should start apply the design … Continue reading

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Reducing Recidivism by Raising Resilience with Regenerative Agricultural Education

Endangered Ideas I don’t know if it worse that I used alliteration in a title (and badly) or that I failed doing it by running out of R words. My failures aside check out this video. This work is just … Continue reading

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The Politics of Permaculture and a shift in the wind.

Here on the eve of the North American Permaculture Convergence I cannot help but take a minute to talk about the politics of this great idea called Permaculture. Given the timing of this article I will begin with the convergence … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #23- Interview with Laura Henderson of Growing Places

This weeks podcast is with the executive director of an organization that uses local food, yoga and gardening as teaching tools to guide individuals and the community towards a more sustainable life. Or in the words of their website, Growing Places … Continue reading

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Green Gold- A documentary by John Liu

(Permaculture Day) In this video John Liu explains some of the processes by which we can rehabilitate some of the harshest environments on the planet. Its all about controlling grazing, replanting trees and allowing the systems to heal. For all … Continue reading

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